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PHOTOS: Jeff Gordon Through The Years

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With Jeff Gordon announcing 2015 would be his final full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, SPEED SPORT decided to take a look back at his lengthy racing career. From sprints cars to NASCAR, Jeff Gordon has done it all.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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After one crazy week of racing in Tulsa, Okla., Rico Abreu was the king of the mountain as he captured the 2015 running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Did that victory catapult him up the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings?

VLRA Set To Honor Curtis Turner

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One of the six awards being given at Victory Lane Racing Ass’n Awards Banquet on Feb. 17 is the Pioneer In Racing Award, and there is no one who fits the “Pioneer” role more than Curtis “Pops” Turner.

Lorenzen’s Brief But Fantastic Career

Fred Lorenzen will join the NASCAR Hall of Fame later this month. (NASCAR Photo)

Fred Lorenzen’s NASCAR career was brief, just 158 premier series starts over slightly more than a decade.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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While the weather is still chilly in most areas of the country, the racing action has already begun to heat up. Here’s a look at this week’s edition of SPEED SPORT Power Rankings.

Awesome Bill Had Humble Beginnings

Bill Elliott at Daytona Int'l Speedway in 1978 driving for his father George Elliott. (NASCAR Photo)

When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career.

Chili Bowl 1997: Snakebitten Boat Finally Wins

THE BOWL: Billy Boat (15) chases Don Lehmann during the recent Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Boat went on to win. (Tom Davey Photo)

Snakebitten several years at the Chili Bowl Nationals, Billy Boat was not to be denied in 1997 as he blasted by Danny Lasoski on lap 44 to take the $6,000 triumph.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Rough & Tough Paul Russo

Paul Russo straps into Herb Porter's Supercharged Offy prior to the 1955 Indianapolis 500. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Paul Russo was one tough race car driver. Born in Kenosha, Wis., in 1914, Russo was short, but weighed a muscular 190 pounds. Sometimes gruff, he wasn’t a man one wanted to cross on or off the track.

Chili Bowl 2006: McCreadie Rides Low Line

Tim McCreadie (1a) uses the inside curb to his advantage while battling with Jay Drake (71k) and Cory Kruseman during the 2006 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals feature. (David E. Heithaus Photo)

Tim McCreadie used the low groove around the Tulsa Expo Raceway to shock a sold-out crowd and more than 270 other competitors in Saturday night’s 20th annual Chili Bowl Nationals.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Bullins Excited To Work With Wood Brothers

Jeremy Bullins, second from right, is ready to get started with Wood Brothers Racing. (WBR photo)

When Wood Brothers Racing picked Ryan Blaney in August as the new driver for the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion, they knew they were getting a young driver with NASCAR race wins and championships already on his resume. The rest of the package arrived with the Christmastime announcement that Jeremy Bullins, a young crew chief with championship credentials of his own, would lead the way for the iconic No. 21.

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